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The border disputes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Prerequisites and prospects for settlement in regional context
Border disputes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan escalated on 14 September 2022. Sporadic border clashes between the two countries had already occurred in 2021 and January 2022. But the latest conflict is the largest and bloodiest, characterized by the use of heavy weapons and resulting in numerous casualties on both sides.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are separated by 984 kilometers of state border. At the same time, about half of the line has not been demarcated, which is why border residents of both states have problems with access to water, pasture and roads. The length of disputed territory represents about 30% of the border between the two countries. Since 2021, multiple ceasefires have been reached but repeatedly broken.
What are the prospects for a settlement in this regional context?
Our distinguished speakers will discuss this regional tension and its implications for the population.
Mr Edil Baisalov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
Ambassador Thomas Gremigner, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Swiss Diplomat and Former Secretary-General of the OSCE